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! but one thing for sure on that stage last night we only saw one commander in chief. yes, obama wins round three of the presidential debate hands down. we'll get into it every which way here for the next three hours but first today's latest, the current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. if you are asking yourself who won last night's presidential debate you probably weren't watching. president obama came out with a strong and aggressive performance against mitt romney on foreign policy. the first instant poll from cbs shows 53% of undecided voters say president obama came out on top, just 23% say toward romney. but there are some differing opinions out there. according to cnn poll, only 40% of viewers say romney won but 60% say he is ready to handle the responsibilities of president. and 32% of independents say they are now more likely to vote for romney after last night's performance. that is surprising since by most accounts president obam
not to vote for barack obama again, who voted for him in 2008 and aren't happy with the way things are going. once somebody else to vote for and now that mitt romney is both acceptable because of his debate performances, and it looks like he might actually win, it's easier to jump ship to him. that's the kind of group of people you'll have to watch in some of these tightly fought states. chris: david, your thoughts on this cy war going on in both directions clearly. >> i think obama may be making a mistake in this posture of sitting on a lead. there's a way in which the president has been too defensive, too reticent in his demeanor through the campaign. and if you pull the camera back and look at the last couple of months, there's no question whatever the momentum factor is in these last few days, no question that over that broader period, there has been momentum toward romney. and people he was not really close challenger, he is now. and i think that factor is there. and you can just see it. you can see it in his body language. chris: i can see what obama is trying to do. he's trying to rem
'll lose. >> with just 14 days until the election, president obama began the day campaigning in florida and then flew to ohio where he tried to reinforce the obama message in last night's debate. >> america needs leadership that is strong and steady. unfortunately governor romney's foreign policy has been wrong and reckless. you heard him last night. during the debate he said he didn't want more troops in iraq, but he was caught on a video just a few months ago saying it was unthinkable not to leave 20,000 troops in iraq. >> and here is that caught-on-video moment that president obama is referring to. >> this president's failure to put in place an agreement to allowing troops to stay in iraq. unthinkable. >> dr. obama thinks he saw more symptoms of romnesia last night. you wrote an article titled "let detroit go bankrupt." you definitely have a case of romnesia. there's a cure, but you've got to vote to make sure that the medicine is there for romnesia. >> vice president joe biden is still humble enough to admit that last night's debate left him confused. >> last night you saw governor
president obama for a lack of leadership on syria. tonight the president reiterating that syrian president bashar assad, his days are numbered a year after saying really the same thing and after more than 30,000 syrians have died there. governor romney, perhaps struggled to put distance between his policy and obama policy saying he clearly did not want to pledge u.s. troops to any operation in syria. there is no political appetite for u.s. intervention in syria. that was clear in his answers. and, finally, one thing i noted in his come back line to governor romney saying that the u.s. now has the smallest navy since 1917, president obama shot back saying it's a different time that we don't have horses and bayonets either and we have big aircraft carriers and submarines that go under water. and while that line got a lot of laughs here in the hall and probably got some debate points, it will be interesting to see how it played at home, if it came off as petty at all or may have minimized some of the concerns of many in the navy who voice concern about the current navy, especially in a place
: is that what they'll say next? >> greg: probably. obama prides themselves on leading from behind but they're lying from behind. the big story here is the administration put p.c. before safety. the language they kept strongest was about the video not the attack. they had a fear of being perceived as islamicophobia. the tolerance language excuses this evil. it's nuts. they still haven't, they still haven't said who pushed the video. >> bob: horrible. >> greg: it is. it's nuts. this is all about the political correctness. this happened in fort hood. it causes lives to be lost. >> dana: i agree with secretary clinton when she says one post on facebook does not amount to evidence. but if you follow that logic, one post on tube of a stupid video doesn't amount to evidence either. but that is what they used as the excuse. i got to say one of the things that you got to do in crisis communication is give yourself a little wiggle room. if you say as far as i know we provided all the information we have. instead of we provided all the information we have. that is just not true, not credible. i think
give $5 million to any charity if president obama would just release his passport records and his college transcripts. guess what! i will give $10 million to any charity if donald trump will just shut up and go away! of course, i won't lose $10 million because he'll never shut up. we'll get into that and a whole lot more. first we start with getting the current update. the latest current news roundup from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. john mccain is unendorsing richard mourdock. the indiana senate candidate is underfire this week for calling rape pregnancies an intentional gift from god. coincidentally, mourdock is the only senate candidate mitt romney has endorse and cut an ad for this season. he just released the ad in support of mourdock monday and the rape comments came tuesday night. mccain said he will no longer support mourdock unless he apologizes for those remarks but most republicans are staying in mourdock's corner. santorum is saying i
. the factor begins right now. president obama to win the election and when it comes to influence, it is the tv news operations that have it. newspapers mean little on the national level and the internet is ball con niced so it is television that continues to dominate. diane sawyer the anchor of abc "world news tonight" early in her career she worked for richard nixon helped him write his memoirs. no political affiliation given no money to political parties. brian williams anchors nbc nightly news. young man intern in the carter administration. he has no political affiliation. no political donations given by mr. williams. however he he has said negative things about conservatives on a few occasions including telling david letterman you can't say something shocking enough in some of these conservative crowds, unquote. scott pelley, the anchor of the cbs evening news has no recorded affiliations. cautious journalist who has played it pretty straight. anderson cooper an anchor man in cnn 2004 registered as a democrat. criticized the tea party saying quote tea party protesters and other voices are
. tonight's foreign policy debate in boca raton will feature two different philosophies. president obama won the election last time by repudiating the american power as the big stick in the world. more obama believes the foreign policy decisions made by the bush-cheney administration hurt america because they alienated many countries that could have helped us. barack obama was a fierce opponent of the iraq war and presented himself to the world as a man that that would seek consensus rather than a president that would do whatever the heck he wanted to do. that foreign policy appealed to many americans who were tired of seeing complicated situations like iraq and afghanistan drag on and on. he went out of his way to tell the world that the u.s.a. would no longer to take the lead in controversies. we would work with other nations to solve problems. we saw that in libya. now many, including governor romney, believe that president obama's foreign policy has weakened america and emboldened our enemies. romney says iran, egypt and taliban and others no longer fear us therefore americans are in far
not be tighter, president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in florida this evening in the last presidential debate. our guides to what you need to know. >>> she moderated the vice presidential debate. he advised george w. bush before he took the stage. martha raddatz and matt dowd tell us who they think had the upper hand in a "nightline" report card. >>> and getting to know you. from coors light drinkers to hbo watchers, how presidential campaigns are using hyperpersonalized information about what you like to do, buy, and watch to try and win your vote. >> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline." one on one, the final presidential debate. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. tonight, the highly anticipated final round as president barack obama and republican challenger mitt romney took the stage to go head to head in the last presidential debate. this is a crucial night, and it could tip the scales in a deadlocked race. a final side by side-comparison with just
offered was more cries for change wrapped in a series of unrelenting attacks on president obama who apparently bears sole responsibility for everything that has gone wrong in washington the fast four years. >> this is a year of a choice. americans want to see changes. four years ago people voted for a partisan president and washington is in gridlock because of it president obama reminds us that he inherited a terrible economy. it's not what he inherited but with the misguided policies that slowed the recovery and caused millions of americans to endure lengthy poverty. >> eliot: with change in the latest theme for the drive to the white house smith fired back saying, the only ching romney is offering is to take us back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy in the first place. president obama made a similar observation a little more colorfully when he said, kids have have good instincts. they look at the other guy and say well there is a bser, i can tell. president obama is rattled on the defensive. he's running on empty and has nothing left but attacks and insults. wit
storm. nipe days of barnstorming ahead. one part of the perfect storm, barack obama's heroic push to get out the vote. at mitt romney's own excited troops. the gush of tv ads inundating the swing states. both sides with cy war and romney forces call charge, we're winning, join us or be left behind. if you don't vote we could have bush versus gore all over again. the economy, stupid. friday the last jobs report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that the
of the debelate, i thought mitt romney did fairly well. president obama dominated the early part of the debate. >> the lines of the night? >> the bayonets. >> exactly. i think mitt romney did something important, he passed the commander in chief test. i think it leaves a very competitive race, i don't know whether it's going to tip it or not, as say, i think president obama has had two very good nights. i think by doing a very surprising thing, by coming at obama occasionally from his left to say, we're not going to kill our way out of this, he avoided the trap of being the war monger, i think he did that successfully and came across as a responsible sounding commander in chief. >> let's listen to one of the things mitt romney said tonight. >> greatest threat of all is iran four years closer to a nuclear weapon. and we're going to have to recognize that we have to do as the president's done, i congratulate him on taking out osama bin ladin and going after the leadership in al qaeda, we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> it is -- what he was saying is, are those the policies he would have
, nevada, colorado. president obama continues to attack mitt romney for his changing positions with his new favorite word, romnesia. designed to fire up his base. >> we can fix you up. there's a cure. there's a cure. there's a cure, but you got to vote to make sure that the medicine is there forumnesia. >> but it's mitt romney who claims to have the momentum. >> and these debates have supercharged our campaign. there's no question about it. we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, more and more support. we haven't heard an agenda from the president. that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> let me bringing in ron fournier, editor-in-chief of the national journal and nia malik cag henderson political reporter at "the washington post." you know, mitt romney's big criticism that will president obama doesn't have a plan, so to answer that, the president released that glossy pamphlet we've been reading about it, he's using it on the campaign trail. >> i've laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. unlike mitt romney, i'm proud to talk about what'
in the president's column. that's actually a slight uptick for mr. obama from last month, mika. we should note this polling was conducted after the third and final debate. >> and if there was any doubt about romney's momentum, look at what happened in virginia. a new fox news poll shows romney now leading by two points. last month the same poll had obama up seven. and in the abc/"washington post" daily tracking poll of likely voters, romney has taken a three-point lead, 50%-47%. on monday, the president was leading 49%-48%. and on the economy when asked who voters trust more on that issue, romney now has a sizeable nine-point lead. >> so you look at these national polls, mika, abc news/"washington post" poll showing a four-point lead in the national poll. this week. a four-point swing in the national poll. gallup, of course, has had mitt romney ahead i think way too much over the past week or two. sometimes five, six points. and in the national poll, it really does seem -- if you take all the polls, it really does seem like mitt romney is moving away from barack obama. and yet you go to these
a difference to get out the vote and sway the undecided. the obama campaign is also calling in some of the heavy artillery. that would be the former president, bill clinton of the here is cnn's white house correspondent. >> reporter: for president obama there is no more powerful surrogate than president clinton. something he acknowledged in an interview released thursday. the last time we had healthy broad-based groelth was when he was president and people remember that. so he can say things that people immediately grab on to. that's why clinton stars in campaign ads. >> president obama has a plan to rebuild america from the ground up. >> he headlines fundraisers and rallies. this one last week with bruce spring teen. they will be visiting florida, ohio and virginia together. >> he has particular appeal in the african-american community and i would guess among suburban women. the kind of folks that are torn. i think bill clinton would be a significant asset for the president. in may clinton undercut the obama campaign's main argument that mitt romney's business experience does not q
policy debate. this morning, the campaign handed out a 20-page booklet to reporters outlining an obama second term agenda and here's the ad they made to go with it. >> we're not there yet but we've made real progress and the last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years. making education and training a national priority. building on our manufacturing goal. boosting american made energy. reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where we can and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. >> last night, the president was certainly aggressive. romney may have played it safe but made no major mistakes and his supporters also declared victory. analysts point out there's agreement on many key issues. on style, the president with zingers an pulled out the most quoted one when romney mentioned the navy. >> our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. >> i think governor romney maybe hasn't spent time looking at how the military works. you mentioned navy, for example. fewer ships than in 1916. governor, we fewer horses than bayonets because the nature of
the following. mitt romney has to try to expose barack obama on the issue of libya. he has to try and raise questions about barack obama's policies in the middle east, and try to implement in voters' minds perhaps this guy who takes all this creditor killing osama bin laden, though it was honorable and great in american history. what has he done there? he mismanaged it. barack obama is going to say i'm the only person up here to be commander in chief. i've dealt with it for four years. not only did i kill osama bin laden but understand the real risks. my opponents said russia is the number one geo political foe. everyone says the president has to make that argument about russia and bring up mitt romney's trip to london that didn't go so well. the most interesting thing tonight toushgs re, look at the issue of china and their currency manipulation. sthaets something mitt romney has spoken about frequently. interesting enough republicans that i've spoken to and folks close to gop leadership. they acknowledge that mitt romney's china's plan goes against things they went on the house floor. joh
to continue to grow on coal. i think that barack obama is the best thing that happened to the republican party since jimmy carter. i just really feel, at the end of the day, people are going to wake up when they go to the polls, they're going to make the right decision. it will be mitt romney. thank you. host: moving on to elkhart, indiana. dale is on our line for independents. dale is optimistic about the economy. go ahead, dale. caller: hi. how are you? host: i'm doing fine. you say that you're optimistic about the economy. why is that? caller: well, our economy is so big, it's just going to keep going no matter what, even though we came close to falling off of a cliff, we still rebounded no matter the negative or positive attitudes that were out there. we continue to still grow. we need to have more percentage growth. but i just feel it's just going to keep going no matter what our politicians or our big business or anybody does. host: hey, dale, what kind of business are you in? what do you do for a living? caller: i'm a quality technician for aerospace components. host: and based on the t
today going after the cia now as well as the obama administration. he painted a picture of libya in chaos, this dire situation. my colleague chuck todd played a sound clip from john mccain in july. this is how senator mccain described libya at the time. let me play it. >> i was there for their election, and you know how many people i met who had their sons or husbands, their fathers, their family members slaughtered by omgadhafi? to say libya is a failure, actually it's a great success. >> a great success in july. today some say ilgts a talking foint for republicans who want to attack the president and politicize what happens there as a result of the four deaths, tragic deaths of the americans on the front line of diplomacy. chip. >> a lot changes in foreign policy in a week, not to mention a couple of months. today i think libya is in chaos, and what we've seen is the president and administration changed on what it was. at first it was a video and then an act of terror. we know there's investigations, and that's what the question is. what exactly happened. what do we know, when
in that state, 8.7% in september. the 2008 vote went to president obama with a net of 2.8% in that state. this talk about unemployment and the economy, brian crowley. how much of that is a factor in florida? guest: i don't think it was a coincidence that during the foreign policy debate, mitt romney kept bringing it back to the economy. most people turning in were not going to be paying that close attention to some of the foreign policy issues, and i don't think many \ voters go to the polls to vote based on what our decisions will be with china or cuba, for that matter. but they do vote with their pocketbooks. statewide unemployment in florida is 8.7%, but it is much higher in various pockets of florida. in some counties, as high as 12% unemployment. as we all know, that does not talk about the under-employed. the economy is still struggling in florida. we have signs of it getting better, but i heard a story that foreclosures in the state are the highest in the nation. there's a lot of economic pressure in the state. people are feeling the pain, and whoever sells the economic message be
, then president obama's campaign stop in iowa. >> in comments at cleveland state university, vice- presidential candidate paul ryan criticized federal anti- poverty programs and argue for a strategy encouraging private charity. this is a half-hour. >> hello, colorado. [cheers and applause] >> thank you so much. look at this. wow. [applause] thank you. thank you so much. [applause] so warm. wow. [applause] wow. [laughter] thank you very much for that warm welcome. i want to thank my friend whose family has been so good to me over the years. thank you, jimmy, for that great introduction. [applause] i also want to thank everyone here at cleveland state university for your hospitality. thank you very much. [applause] i especially want to thank president berkman for making this happen. we appreciate your hospitality. [applause] where's bob? over there. none of this would be possible and none of us would be here today without these extraordinary work of the center for neighborhood enterprise. we have been friends for many years. [applause] we are here in partnership on behalf of an idea. no matter wh
. >>> happening now, we're counting down to the final face-off between president obama and mitt romney. it's debate night in america. >>> also, i'll talk to a man who's actually debated both of these candidates before. senator john mccain. he's standing by to join us live this hour. >>> and the state that could make or break either campaign. we have brand-new poll numbers from ohio. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 15 days until the election and a critical night in the battle for the white house. this is the third and final presidential debate pitting mitt romney against president obama. we've just received these pictures of romney walking through the debate site in boca raton, florida. tonight's focus, foreign policy. and for both men, the stakes could hardly be higher. the tight race has gotten even tighter and tonight's contest could give either candidate the chance to pull ahead in these final critical days of this campaign. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in boca rattan getting ready for the debate. what's the latest there? >> reporter: wolf,
. now, the obama campaign says the change was taken out of an a abundance of caution and so that police and emergency crews could stay focused on helping preepal with the storm. >>> first lady michelle obama has canceled a rally in another swing state, new hampshire. it was scheduled for next week in durham. the campus is closing for the storm. next hour we're talking with a member of the political operation there about the four electoral votes in new hampshire and why they are so crucial. >>> forget about the campaign events alone, there are fears that the storm could prevent some people from voting altogether. edison electric institute warned customers that sandy cou ay couk power out for seven to ten days, and we're ten days out here, which could include the election day. flooding and extensive damage could keep people from making it to the polls. just look at this picture we put together showing some of the campaign layers impacted by a major storm hitting the east coast. now, as we mentioned, campaign events across the country are already being delayed or canceled already altogethe
president obama and governor romney and how this became a debate that some political analysts are now calling a must-win for the president. welcome to "america live" where we are today live from lynn university in boca raton, florida. the site of it all. i'm megyn kelly. in eight hours the president and the republican challenger go head to head on this stage to face off on foreign policy. that topic could not be any hotter right now with new fallout almost every day from the administration's changing response to the terror attack in libya that killed our ambassador and three other americans a little more than a month ago. joining us now to explain what to watch for and why it matters, chris stirewalt, our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on foxnews.com along with marc thiessen, who's a washington post columnist and a former george w. bush speech writer. gentlemen, welcome to lynn university. here's the interesting thing i saw, stirewalt, in preparation for this debate. the president was 15 points up in the polls on foreign policy prior to debate number one in
journal." president obama and governor romney square off today in florida for the last debate of 2012. what would you like the moderator to ask the candidates? we would like to hear from you this morning, what are your foreign policy questions? here are the numbers to call -- host: you can also find as online. look for us on twitter, journal@c-span.org -- twitter, twitter.com/c-spanwj. we have a special hash tag set up. we are also on facebook, look for c-span. you can also reach us by e- mail, journal@c-span.org. what would you like to see the candidates asked tonight in the last debate of campaign 2012? "final debate, particularly big." host: looking at the washington -- "the washington times," obama leads as romney loses ground, but gop voters are more enthusiastic. "if the presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote"? this poll shows obama at 49.7%, romney at 47.3%. the mitt romney first debate bounce has disappeared, though the survey shows that the mitt romney backers are far more energy -- energized about him. in "the washington post" they write -- "it all co
helped us catch obama's bin laden, it still provides safe haven for terrorists, yet, would he he continue to give pakistan billions of dollars. is it full-time for -- is it time for us to divorce pakistan? >> no, it's not time for us to divorce a nation on earth that has 100 nuclear weapons and is on the way to double that at some point. a nation that has a serious threats from terrorist groups within its nation. as i indicated before the taliban haqqani network. it's a nation that's not like others and it does not have the civilian leadership that's calling the shots there you have the isi, their intelligence organization is probably the most powerful of three branches there. then you have the military and then you have the civilian government. this is a nation which, if it falls apart, if it becomes a failed state, there are nuclear weapons there. you have got terrorists there who can grasp their hands -- grab their hands on those nuclear weapons. this is an important part of the world for us. pacific stan is technically an ally. and they are not acting very much like an ally right now.
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